In Egypt there are partly large earthquakes with strengths of more than 7.0, which cause damages within a radius of over 100 kilometers. Measured against the size of the country, earthquakes occur very rarely.
Since 1950 more than 580 people have been killed by direct consequences of earthquakes. 2 earthquakes also caused a subsequent tsunami, which claimed further lifes and damages.
The strongest earthquake in Egypt happened on 11/22/1995 in the region Nuwaybi; Saudi Arabia; Israel; Jordan with a magnitude of 7.2 on the Richter scale. The shifting of tectonic plates in a depth of 11 km resulted in 12 deaths. The earthquake also triggered a tsunami with further victims and destructions.
Nuwaybi; Saudi Arabia; Israel; Jordan
Beni-Souef, Al-Qahirah (Cairo)
These statistics are based on datas from the National Geophysical Data Center / World Data Service (NGDC/WDS): Significant Earthquake Database. doi:10.7289/V5TD9V7K. Several data have been summarized and translated.